If you're like us and a good portion of other twentysomethings, you were pretty addicted to the HBO show "Girls" last spring. The series has had it's share of both good and bad reviews (and, to be fair, an Emmy nomination), but all of the discussion about the costumes on the sex-filled show have centered on the characters' clothes and not the lingerie that we saw just as often.
For those who aren't familiar, the dramedy was created by 26-year-old Lena Dunham who also stars in the show. The series follows four young single girls living in Brooklyn and navigating the dating and work worlds. Jenn Rogien, the show's costume designer, spoke to Women's Wear Daily about how lingerie factors into each of the characters. “There’s a lot of sex in the show, but its not sexy sex. It’s awkward, funny and sometimes silly sex, and underwear is a big part of it. There’s a lot of underwear as we head into these sex scenes," she said.
Rogien had to be budget conscious when choosing the the lingerie for the show (it wouldn't be very realistic if the girls were decked out in Frederick's Of Hollywood, now would it?) and describes it as "character underwear." And, if you're equally as obsessed with dissecting the personas on the show, Rogien gave a breakdown of each girl and their respective undergarments:
Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham): “Hannah is definitely into cotton underwear. She’s lovingly disheveled, smart, funny and a little lost. She wears cotton underwear with a classic fit [like Hanes, Jockey, GapBody]....We consciously release her bra straps to make a soft bralette....She doesn’t wear matching sets.”
Marnie Michaels (Allison Williams): “I would describe Marnie as sleek. She’s into Calvin Klein and DKNY underwear.”
Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet): “She’s not style conscious but she is a New York girl and wears Victoria’s Secret. Her color palette is a little softer in pinks, robin’s-egg blue and teals to keep her girly and feminine.”
Jessa Johansson (Jemima Kirke): She is the “eclectic world traveler” of the group that wears Cosabella in “great colors and unconstructed shapes because she’s a free spirit. For her, undergarments are her accessories.”
Well, that was very educational. Not to play that "I'm so a Carrie Bradshaw" game, but we think we've all found our own "Girls" underwear soulmates. What do you think of the lingerie on "Girls"? And, more importantly, which character do you identify with in the underwear department?
Click over to Women's Wear Daily for the full interview with Jenn Rogien.
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